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Any precautions to turning off IPv6 traffic on network adapter

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Have a WIN7 pro virtualized (VMware) OS hosting a HVAC application.  We would like to turn off the IPv6 traffic.  We do not need (IPv6) it for the application to be on our network.   Are there any precautions or downsides to doing this.   Will the OS react in any adverse way?
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As long as you're not using features like Remote Assistance, DirectAccess or Homegroups, you should be fine in turning off IPv6. For the most part, it will have not bad consequences. However, I would encourage you to pay attention in case anything strange does happen.
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I further looked at the Vswitch and noticed that on that host the IPV6 is turned off.  but my other hosts have it turned on....any thoughts about it being turned off at that level....how does that affect the traffic on the rest of the VM's.  Can there be traffic from ipv6 from the Virtual machine network card?
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IPV6 generally hasn't been deployed on most networks, so it isn't actually doing anything

I am sure it was left on because nobody bothered to look at the setting. You can turn it off.
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